How is a vagus nerve stimulation procedure done?
It uses a electrical device, not drugs.
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I have read your question and understand your concerns.
I assume you mean vagus nerve stimulation, right?
It is a procedure that uses electrical impulses (not medicines) to stimulate vagus nerve and is used as an alternative treatment option to treat seizures (partial seizures) when other treatments (drugs) haven't worked.
It is also used as a possible treatment about depression (hard to treat depression).
As per procedure, the electrical device is surgically implanted under the skin on the chest. A wire is threaded under the skin connecting the device to the left vagus nerve. When activated, the device sends electrical signals along the vagus nerve to the brainstem, and through the brainstem to other areas of the brain inhibiting their abnormal function.
So, if you experience partial seizures that are uncontrollable by drugs (one drug alone or in combination), you may be a candidate for vagus nerve stimulation.
All these issues should be discussed with your Neurologist.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
sorry I meant to say reflash a stand for ventriculo atrial
Ventricular atrial shunt doesn't use any electricity, so, doesn't interfere with vagus nerve stimulation.
Anatomically speaking also, both two surgical procedures doesn't interfere with each other.
So, if after discussing with your Neurologist your condition and you result eligible for vagus nerve stimulation, ventricular atrial shunt is not a contraindication.
Hope this helps.
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